Catching up |

Catching up

It’s the time of year for getting photographs into the column that were crowded out in the height of the season. This week I’m including some from Aspen Magazine’s summer and March parties. The magazine’s parties are always lively with talk of publishing, writing, taking photographs and discussing business.The Aspen Writers’ Foundation is hosting a volunteer gathering for literary enthusiasts interested in learning more about the nonprofit literary center. The informal meeting will be held Thursday, May 29, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the community room of the Red Brick Center for the Arts, 110 E. Hallam St. During the gathering, participants will get a sneak preview of upcoming Writers’ Foundation programs, and they will also learn about volunteer opportunities for the Aspen Summer Words Writing Retreat and Literary Festival, which will be held at the Given Institute June 21-25.Longtime locals Tina and Steven Multin and 3-year-old son Saverio Multin have moved to Palm Beach, Fla., where they have bought a home from the Ecclestone family, part-time Aspen residents. Saverio has been admitted to the Academy of the Palm Beaches. The Multins have lived in the Aspen area some 30-plus years.The June 2003 issue of Town & Country magazine includes an article with many photos of the home of Suzie and Lew Coleman in the Bitterroot Mountains of western Montana. The compound of homes (there are some for their grown children and their families) was designed by Aspen architects Larry Yaw and Rich Carr, partners in the Colorado firm Cottle Graybeal Yaw Architects. The Colemans also had Aspen artisans make some of the furnishings for the homes.The same issue of the magazine includes a photo of sisters Nathalie Gerschel Kaplan and Karyn Gerschel Lamb attending a benefit in New York City for the Frick Collection. Nathalie was co-chair of the event. They are the daughters of Christine Aubale Gerschel.The Anderson Ranch Arts Center will hold its seventh annual Recognition Dinner at the St. Regis Hotel on Saturday, June 28. The evening event honors creativity and service to the arts. Being honored this year are artist/architect Maya Lin, who will receive the National Artist Award; civic leader/philanthropist John H. Bryan, who will receive the National Service Award; and community leader Diane Anderson, who will receive the Community Service Award. The evening will include a cocktail reception and dinner, followed by the honoree awards presentation, a silent auction, and dancing to live music by Steve Peer and All That Jazz. Co-chairing the gala event are Mary Scanlan and Andrea Wendel. For reservations call Valerie Carlin at (970) 923-4181, ext. 211.It’s graduation time. So many Aspenites attend Colorado University in Boulder that it seems an extension of Aspen High School. Graduating on May 9 were Travis Lee Coggin, receiving a B.A. in international affairs; Zachary Doyle Cyrus, B.S. in journalism-advertising; Brian John Phillips, B.A. in psychology; Justine King Sanger, B.A. in political science; Lindsay Gordon Straka, B.A. in psychology; Jessica Jean Wilson, B.A. in environmental studies; Whitney Breeze Gordon, B.S. in journalism-advertising; Karl Weston Adam, B.S. in business-finance; Peter Maxwell Bowden, B.A. in architecture; Jollene Vanessa Butler Wolfer, B.A. in international affairs; Gabriel Michael Finesilver, B.A. in international affairs-economics; and Anne Aubrey Gordon, B.S. in journalism-news editorial.Sorry to report the death last week of movie actor Robert Stack at the age of 84. He had a lengthy film career starting in 1939, and his greatest fame came with the 1959-1963 TV drama “The Untouchables,” in which he played Chicago crime-buster Eliot Ness and won a best actor Emmy. Stack came to Aspen several times in the 1950s … he was master of ceremonies at the crowning of the Aspen Winterskl queen.Susan and Trent Blizzard announce the birth of a daughter, Calista Morgan Blizzard, on May 6 in Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs. She joins a brother, Toby, who is 2-1/2 years old.Undercurrent … this is The Year for tulips … never have I seen them so beautiful, and some are even blooming that haven’t flowered in years.

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